Urban Gardens in Philadelphia on the Rise to Improve Neighborhoods
Gardening is a relaxing springtime hobby where the literal fruits of your labor are equally rewarding as they are delicious. With the limited green space available in most Philadelphia urban homes, many people may wish to join a local community garden which is a trend that has been growing as our communities develop. Community gardens benefit the community by bringing neighbors together and provide fresh and local food for better health.
The Philadelphia Horticulture society sponsors many programs such as the City Harvest Program and LandCare Program which aim to provide community enrichment by transforming vacant lots to vibrant, beautiful greener neighborhood assets. Other benefits result in better management of storm water runoff; reducing the chances of flood damage in your home.
To find a local community garden near you, visit http://phsonline.org/programs/garden-tenders/community-gardens-map